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    Pahlmeyer Merlot 2006
    Merlot - Napa Valley, California

    Ratings

    • RP94
    • WE91
    Price: $90.00
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    Professional Ratings: 94 The Wine Advocate, 91 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Merlot

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 101623

    Winemaker's Notes:

    This is a concentrated wine with extractive notes of dusty cocoa, black cherry and generous spice accented with cassis. It is perfectly balanced and the flavors are seamlessly integrated. The tannins are big, dark and supple and the finish goes on and on.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Pahlmeyer’s Merlot was the uncontested top California Merlot for many years, but significant competition has emerged from the upstart Kapcsandy Estate in Yountville. However, Pahlmeyer’s offering remains one of the classic examples of just how great Merlot can be in Napa. The 2006 Merlot (89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Sauvignon) exhibits sweet chocolate, mocha, cola, black cherry, and plum aromas and flavors as well as full body, a sumptuous, dense texture, and no hard edges. The beautifully integrated acidity, tannin, and wood result in a hedonistic, mouthfilling, luscious Merlot to consume over the next 10-15 years.

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    An exceptionally wellstructured, elegant Merlot that would have been better if not for the vintage, which was less than stellar. Not fully ripe, the wine shows herb- and tobacco-influenced black cherry, blackberry, red currant and oak flavors, with complex notes of licorice, bacon and black pepper. Distinguished, but not an ager. Now–2011.

    91 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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